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Mackenzie, Suzanne – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Previous research on the rewards found that teachers gain satisfaction in a sense of vocation, "making a difference", and the emotional rewards of "care" and "love", especially in whole-class teaching. The meaning of "making a difference" often remains unexplored however, and this article is an attempt to…
Descriptors: Disabilities, Semi Structured Interviews, Focus Groups, Rewards
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Noack, Margaret; Mulholland, Judith; Warren, Elizabeth – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This paper reports on case studies of three teachers managing an education reform focussed on assessment, during a busy period of curriculum change in an Australia state Participants attended multiple professional development opportunities including a number of state-wide, systemically-facilitated assessment workshops. The most significant finding…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Educational Change, Curriculum Development, Faculty Development
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Woods, Amelia Mays; Rhoades, Jesse – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
The National Board of Professional Teaching Standards offers a voluntary advanced certification for K-12 teachers. The majority of teachers who pursue this professional development program live in the USA, although there are National Board Certified teachers across the globe. This study examined National Board Certified Physical Education…
Descriptors: Teacher Certification, Rating Scales, Faculty Development, Self Efficacy
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Boyle, Christopher; Topping, Keith; Jindal-Snape, Divya – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study investigated the attitudes of secondary teachers to inclusion in schools. Three hundred and ninety-one teaching and management-level staff from 19 mainstream and 6 special schools in one local authority in Scotland completed a survey. Overall, teaching staff were pro-inclusion, conditional on adequate support and resources. There was a…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Secondary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes, Inclusion
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Mason, Kevin O. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Many researchers in the field of teacher education have proposed the formation of partnerships between teachers and teacher educators, without explicitly stating what additional roles teachers might play in the teacher preparation process. This article describes how some pre-service teacher education programmes have increased the involvement of…
Descriptors: Teacher Education, Preservice Teachers, Partnerships in Education, Teachers
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Mouraz, Ana; Leite, Carlinda; Fernandes, Preciosa – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
Teachers' role in curriculum design is a broad question that inspires political educational reforms among European countries, a trend that even extends to higher education politics. The perspective on teachers' role in curriculum, both at the level of the policies and of the practices, shapes recent educational reforms in Portugal. These are the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Role, Curriculum Design, Educational Change
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van Kan, Carlos A.; Ponte, Petra; Verloop, Nico – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
An important dimension of teachers' professional judgments is connected to their educational values and ideals. Teachers' professional judgments are not only informed by instrumental considerations but also affected by what they consider to be educationally worthwhile, that is, what teachers consider to be in their pupils' best interest. This…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Elementary School Teachers, Secondary School Teachers, Values
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Pillen, Marieke; Beijaard, Douwe; den Brok, Perry – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study reports on interviews with 24 beginning teachers about tensions they experienced regarding their professional identity. The interviewees reported a total of 59 tensions of tension that fell into three themes: (1) the change in role from student to teacher; (2) conflicts between desired and actual support given to students; and (3)…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Professional Identity, Stress Variables, Beginning Teachers
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Whitsed, Craig; Volet, Simone – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2013
This study employs positioning theory to explore the experiences of adjunct foreign English language teachers (AFELT) in the Japanese university sector. The research is located in the broad internationalisation discourse and considers AFELT positions as "foreign" teachers at a time when the Japanese university sector is aiming to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, English (Second Language), Second Language Instruction, Second Language Learning
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Brand, Brenda R.; Triplett, Cheri F. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Because present initiatives guiding educational decision-making place a high emphasis on accountability, there was a need to explore the educational value of the literacy and science education courses' joint interdisciplinary focus for elementary education. With current research alluding to time constraints, scripted curriculum, and memorization…
Descriptors: Education Courses, Decision Making, Elementary School Teachers, Teacher Attitudes
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Dreon, Oliver; McDonald, Scott – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
This phenomenological study demonstrates the influence that affective factors have on beginning teachers' ability to enact inquiry science pedagogy. Through narratives shared in interviews and weblog postings, two beginning science teachers' emotional engagement with their teaching practices, especially that of implementing inquiry-based…
Descriptors: Self Efficacy, Science Teachers, Beginning Teachers, Science Instruction
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Black-Hawkins, Kristine; Florian, Lani – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Whilst recent decades have seen significant progress in research on inclusive education, many teachers still feel that the research literature does not fully address their professional concerns about how to enact a policy of inclusion in their classrooms. To help to bridge this gap, we drew on the concept of craft knowledge to undertake a detailed…
Descriptors: Inclusion, Teaching Methods, Teacher Attitudes, Mainstreaming
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Kern, Anne L.; Roehrig, Gillian; Wattam, Donald K. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
Teaching is a highly personal endeavor shaped by "funds of knowledge" and beliefs about teaching, learning, and students. This case study examines how one Asian immigrant teacher's personal expectations and beliefs influenced his expectations of students and the teaching and instructional strategies he employed. His expectations of students'…
Descriptors: Educational Strategies, Classroom Techniques, Ethnography, Global Approach
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Hong, Ji Y. – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
With the increasing concern about the high attrition rate among beginning teachers, it is essential that we come to a better understanding of why teachers leave the profession. This study explored differences between leavers and stayers in terms of the process of their resilience responses. Major psychological factors such as value, self-efficacy,…
Descriptors: Classroom Techniques, Self Efficacy, Semi Structured Interviews, Career Change
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de Bruijn, Elly – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2012
The orientation of vocational education towards competence-based education has led to fundamental changes in the work of vocational education teachers. This article pictures teaching in innovative, competence-based vocational education in the Netherlands. In a multiple case study, the teaching practices of 10 teachers from five vocational schools…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Teaching Methods, Teacher Student Relationship, Learning Processes
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